EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 7, 2012

Business briefs


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ATKINSON — Atkinson Resort & Country Club announces that the fifth annual Peter A. Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament, which was held on Aug. 13, raised $27,395 for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Over the past five years, this tournament has collected over $100,000 for this organization.

Approximately 130 golfers participated in the tournament. Winners were the foursome of Paul Riley, Kevin Lariviere, Jim Lariviere and Craig LeSage with a score of -11 (61). In second place was the foursome of John Cook, Odette Cook, Jim Cook, and Tony Vallario who finished with a score of -10 (62).

The tournament also featured fifteen children and representatives from the Boys & Girls Club. The children greeted the tournament participants on the contest holes and hit some shots with the golfers. During the dinner portion of the event, the children helped distribute raffle prizes donated by local businesses such as Epic Design Studios, Who You Callin’ Cupcake, Grill Next Door, and other generous contributors.

LAWRENCE — Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley announces Pati Fernandez as the new Director of Development.

Prior to joining the Elder Services team in November 2010, Fernandez worked in patient care, community relations and marketing at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill, along with several other nonprofit organizations in Boston. For the past five years, she was also a private consultant in the greater Boston and Lawrence areas, helping organizations with marketing, media relations, and event management.

Fernandez brings extensive marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience to the Director of Development role. At Elder Services, she will be responsible for management of the Development Department and activities related to: fundraising, donor relations, community relations, marketing, education, advocacy, media relations, event management, and publicity activities.

ANDOVER — StudyPoint, a leading national provider of SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring, was named to Inc. Magazine’s 31st annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The honor comes on the heels of StudyPoint’s third appearance on the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters list, which recognizes that region’s fastest-growing private companies. Unified Payments topped the Inc. 5000 list and StudyPoint placed in the top 25 among education companies on the list.

StudyPoint co-founder and CEO Rich Enos grew up and now lives in Andover.

To learn more about tutoring programs in one’s area, visit studypoint.com.

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. — People’s United Bank announces that Roberta Anderson has joined the bank’s Wealth Management group as senior vice president, private banking.

Anderson brings to the position over 25 years of customer-focused financial services experience, most recently as manager private banking at Wells Fargo where she led a team responsible for serving affluent clients’ financial needs, including lending and deposits, trust and investments and financial planning.

Prior to her previous role, Anderson was a partner and relationship manager with Wachovia Wealth Management. She began her career at Chase as a commercial relationship manager.

People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. People’s United Bank is a community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of 416 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

CHELSEA — Metro Credit Union announces it has completed its merger with the Massachusetts State Employees Credit Union, switched all members over to Metro CU’s modern banking platform, and converted the City Hall Plaza branch.

Effective immediately, converted customers will begin to enjoy the benefits of Metro CU’s My Reward Checking account, which last year gave back $680,000 in purchase rewards and rebates on the high ATM fees charged by other banks to its members. Metro CU’s newest members are also welcome to bank at any of the credit union’s 14 branches conveniently located across central and eastern Massachusetts.

For more information, call 877-MY-METRO or visit metrocu.org.

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